I’m a Gibson Acoustic guy, tried and true. I’ve never played a Takamine I really liked, and I could take or leave Martin guitars. And, I’ve avoided slotted headstocks except on my two nylon string guitars. And yet, somehow my two favorite guitars right now are a 12-fret, slotted headstock Takamine and a 12-fret, slotted headstock Martin. Two amazing music makers. Go where the sound takes you. You’ll never regret it.